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Last Updated On Thursday, 3 September 2015.

This week's update includes twelve different spotlights, articles and links for you to enjoy.


Berlin Logo

Volkssturm HMG Platoon (GE824)

Half of the defenders of Berlin were members of the Volkssturm, or ‘People’s Militia.’ Poorly equipped, with little to no training, the Volkssturm was made up of the older men and young boys who had previously been considered unfit or unready for normal military service.

Volkssturm HMG Platoon (GE824)...

Volkssturm HMG Platoon (GE824)
Volkssturm Mortar Platoon (GE825)

Volkssturm Mortar Platoon (GE825)

Volkssturm units received only rudimentary military training, and their equipment was a motley collection of standard-issue German equipment and simplified weapons designed for militia use. Some units, though, were better equipped than others. The Seimensstadt (Seimens City) Volkssturm battalion had its own weapons company with heavier weapons such as mortars.

Volkssturm Mortar Platoon (GE825)...

Volkssturm Infantry Gun Platoon
(GE826)

The weapons company Seimensstadt Volkssturm battalion was even equipped with a pair of infantry guns. As the last line of defence against the Soviets, they put up a desperate defence. 26 men from the battalion were eventually awarded the Iron Cross.

Volkssturm Infantry Gun Platoon (GE824)...

Volkssturm Infantry Gun Platoon (GE824)

New Berlin Digital-Exclusive Briefings - Germans

Five new Berlin digital-exclusive briefings are available this week in Forces Of War, the Flames Of War online company builder, and the Flames Of War Digital iPad app, representing Panzerdivision Müncheberg and Panzergrenadierdivision Kurmark.  

Forces Of War Flames Of War Digital
Both were under-strength ad-hoc divisions, assembled from remnants of other units and desperately thrown into battle against the oncoming Soviet juggernaut. The briefings available are:
German
  • Panzerdivision Müncheberg Panzergrenadierkompanie
  • Panzerdivision Müncheberg Panzerkompanie
  • Panzergrenadierdivision Kurmark Panzergrenadierkompanie
  • Panzergrenadierdivision Kurmark Panzerkompanie
  • Panzergrenadierdivision Kurmark Fusilierkompanie

Berlin Digital-Exclusive History
503. Schwere SS-Panzer-Abteilung

503. Schwere SS-Panzer-Abteilung

Berlin writer Wayne Turner has written a history article for the 503. Schwere SS-Panzer-Abteilung from the digital exclusive briefing which went live a few weeks ago. This heavy panzer battalion was certainly a force to be reckoned with, with its powerful Tiger II tanks.

503. Schwere SS-Panzer-Abteilung History...


Soviet Soviet Plastic Products Soviet
Want to start a new Soviet force? We have a number of new plastic kits to give Soviet players inexpensive choices either for adding to their army or starting a new one, making it easier than ever before to fight for the Motherland.
T-34 Tankovy Company (SBX30)

Strelkovy Battalion (SBX33)

ZiS Gun Battery (SBX34) Reserve Artillery Battalion (SBX35)
T-34 Tankovy Company (SBX30)  Strelkovy Company (SBX33) ZiS Gun Battery
(SBX34)
 Reserve Artillery Battalion (SBX35)
Bed Spring Armour (SU960) IS-2 Guards Heavy Tank Company (SBX36) Heavy Assault Gun Company (SBX37)
 Bed Spring Armour
(SU960)
IS-2 Guards Heavy Tank Company
(coming soon)
 Heavy Assault Gun Company
(coming soon)

Damaging Bed Spring Armour

As well as giving your valiant tankers a small measure of extra protection, Bed Spring Armor is a good way to add character and visual interest to otherwise plain green Soviet tanks. Especially if you don't mind putting in a little extra modelling time to add some battle damage.

Damaging Bed Spring Armour...

Damaging Bed Spring Armour

Flames Of War Version 3

Updated - Lessons From The Front
Questions and Answers on Flames Of War

Since the third edition of Flames Of War came out, players have asked many questions about different aspects of the game. This PDF document gathers together the questions and their answers in one convenient place. 

Lessons From the Front: Questions and Answers on Flames Of War...


NOVA Open Charity Raffle:
Win a Painted Polish Batalion Piechoty

The NOVA Open Charitable Foundation raffle ends this weekend. If you would like to be in with a change to win a great-looking Early-War Polish army, while contributing to a very worthy cause - Doctors Without Borders - don't miss your last change to buy tickets.

You can purchase tickets here...

See more about the raffle and the Polish Batalion Piechoty here...

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Events

2015 European Late-war Grand Tournament
19-20 September at the Sanctuary Gaming Centre

Have you signed up for the European Grand Tournament yet? Remember, this year we will be closer to Nottingham: Sanctuary Gaming Centre, a lovely place to game and where many other Flames Of War events are run every year. Tickets are available now through our website as usual.

European 2015 Late-War Grand Tournament...

Flames Of War Nationals at CanCon 2016

Dutch Flag

Battlefront Flames Of War Tournament Netherlands (Low Lands)

On October 24 the Dutch community will be hosting a tournament in the Netherlands to see which player in the Low Lands is the best Flames Of war general.

Battlefront Flames Of War Tournament Netherlands (Low Lands)... 


Flames Of War Nationals at CanCon 2016

The Flames Of War competition at Cancon 2016 is officially the Australian Nationals, and the Canberra Games Society have a great event planned. They tournament information has now been updated with details about the painting competition at the event.

Flames Of War Nationals at CanCon 2016...

Flames Of War Nationals at CanCon 2016

Looking For Information On Tournaments & Events?
Looking For Information On Tournaments & Events?
We have an entire section of the website dedicated to tournaments and events; check it out.

Flames Of War Events Worldwide...

Breakthrough Assault:
Team Yankee Preview - Armour

The models everyone has really been waiting to see are the tanks. This week Breakthrough Assault have shared photos of the American M1 Abrams and Soviet T-72, as well as anti-air support such as the M163 Vulcan Air Defense System (VADS), and the Soviet ZSU-23-4 ‘Shilka’ and 9K35 Strela-10 ‘Gopher’.

Breakthrough Assault: Team Yankee Preview - Armour...

M1 Abrams

Firestorm and the City

Firestorm and the City
Firestorm: Caen Online Campaign

Starting in November, Cameron at Rust And The City will be hosting an online Flames Of War Firestorm: Caen campaign, and he wants you to join in. Campaign rounds will be played over several weeks, and players will be assigned Flames Of War games via email to determine the victor at each campaign location. Follow the link to see more about how the campaign is going to work, and how you can participate.

Firestorm and the City Online Campaign...


Beast Of War Weekender
Team Yankee Previews

A few weeks ago the Beasts Of War lads discussed Team Yankee, the idea of which had them all excited. However, there really was not much information available at that stage, so much of the conversation revolved around Warren talking reminding us of the fearsome power of nuclear weapons.

Now that there have been a variety of preview images released, the guys have a lot more to talk about.

Beasts Of War Weekender...


Question of the Week The Question Of The Week
The Question Of The Week offers Flames Of War players a chance to expand their knowledge and become better players. This week’s question involves how Company Morale checks work when you choose to field multiple companies in your force.

The Question Of The Week...


Mentioned in Despatches

The Intelligence Briefings in Berlin represent the triumphant Red Army at its peak. As such, they offer certain rules and platoon options which were developed during the book's design process, and which are also applicable to the penultimate phase of the Soviet onslaught, covered in Desperate Measures.

Wayne has prepared this PDF, which now allows your Desperate Measures list to add:

  • Bed Spring Armour
  • the 160mm Mortar
  • the 203mm obr 1931 howitzer
Berlin & Desperate Measures
PDF Desperate Measures Options from Berlin (1.1MB)...
Great War Preview

Great War Product Preview 

The upcoming World War One book Great War allows you to field armies from all of the Western Front combatants in 1918. German, British, French, and American forces can now face each other on the tabletop. Take a look at some of the new models that will be available.

Great War Product Preview...

FlamesCon Europe 2015
Remember, it is never too soon to start planning for FlamesCon Europe, the Late-war tournament at the end of October.

FlamesCon Europe 2015... 

FlamesCon Europe
FlamesCon New Zealand

FlamesCon New Zealand 2015
And speaking of FlamesCon, this year's New Zealand event is being co-hosted by the North Shore Wargames Club and TCOW on Labour Weekend, 24th-25th October.

FlamesCon New Zealand 2015...

Breakthrough Assault:
Team Yankee Preview - Artillery

This week Breakthrough Assault have preview the 'big guns' ofTeam Yankee, including the Soviet 2S1 'Gvozdika' (Carnation) and BM-21 'Grad' (Hail), and the US M109 and M901 ITV.

Breakthrough Assault: Team Yankee Preview - Artillery...

Team Yankee

Recent Articles

11. SS-Freiwilligen-Panzergrenadierdivision ‘Nordland’ ... 

Berlin Landing Page... 

Texas BROADSIDE!...

Breakthrough Assault: Team Yankee Preview - Artillery... 

Beyond the Foxholes Episode 37 - ETC Special... 

Video Battle Report: Gebirgsjäger vs Hero Tankovy... 

Great War Product Preview...

Breakthrough Assault: Team Yankee Preview - Air Support... 

German 9. Armee (9th Army) History...  

German 12. Armee (12th Army) History... 

1. Marine-Infanteriedivison on the Oder Front 1945 History...

Painting Bed Spring Armour...

Beyond the Foxholes Episode 36...

Warheads Podcast Episode 19... 

Great War Preview... 

Showdown in Prague - ETC 2015 Results...

ETC Prague 2015 Tournament Report... 

ETC 2015 Photo Gallery... 

Breakthrough Assault: 'That Which Does Not Kill You...' 

Team South Africa Facebook Page... 

Beasts of War Weekender... 

Breakthrough Assault: Team Yankee Preview - Infantry and Transports... 

Beyond the Foxholes Episode 35... 

News From The Front Episode 94... 

Gen Con 2015... 

Flames Of War at Gen Con 2015...


Upcoming Releases
Berlin Releases Great War Releases (October-November)

FW232 Berlin

Soviet

SBX33 Strelkovy Battalion (Plastic)
SBX34 ZiS Gun Battery (Plastic)
SBX35 Reserve Artillery Battalion (Plastic)
SBX36 IS-2 obr 1943 and 1944 (Plastic)
SBX37 ISU-122/152 (Plastic)
SU590 203mm howitzer M1931
SU752 160mm Mortar obr 1943
SU886 Red Bannner Warriors
SU960 Bedspring Armour (Plastic)

German

GBX88 Waffenträger Tank-hunter Platoon
GE117 Kleinpanzer Wanze (x3)
GE546 3.7cm Flakzwilling 43 gun (x3)
GE551 8.8cm Flak 41 gun
GE684 Panzer IV Turret Bunker
GE824 Volkssturm HMG Platoon
GE825 Volkssturm Mortar Platoon
GE826 Volkssturm Infantry Gun Platoon
GE827 Hitlerjugend Platoon

FW904 Great War

American
GUSAB01 Brett's Brawlers (Army Deal)
GUS701 Rifle Company HQ
GUS702 Rifle Platoon
GUS704 Machine-gun Platoon
GUS705 Trench Mortar Platoon
GUS570 75mm mle 1897 gun

British
GBBX02 Mk V Tank (x2)
GBBX03 Mk V* Tank (x2)

French
GFRAB01 Clavery's Chargers (Army Deal)
GFBX03 Renault FT-17 (x5)
GFBX01 Schneider CA.1 Tank (x2)
GFBX02 Char Saint Chamond Tank (x2)
GFR701 Companie de Fusiliers HQ
GFR702 Fusiliers Platoon
GFR704 Fusiliers Machine-gun Platoon
GFR705 Trench Mortar Platoon
GFR570 75mm mle 1897 gun

TK906 Landships Damage Tokens Set (6 tokens)


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Last Updated On Monday, January 01, 0001 by James at Battlefront